Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

MLA Annual Meeting Report from Carrie Grinstead

My first MLA meeting was an amazing experience. At the New Members/First-Time Attendees Breakfast on Sunday morning, MJ Tooey presented the Medical Library Association as the “professional home” for health science librarians. The meeting absolutely helped me feel more at home in MLA, and it increased my love for the medical library profession. The First-Time […]

MLGSCA Spring 2017 Professional Development Awardee Andrea Harrow’s Attendance at MLA 2017

Andrea Harrow was one of MLGSCA’s Spring 2017 Professional Development Awardees (see As an awardee of our Professional Development Award, she was required to provide a 500-word summary on her professional development activity for our blog. The following is her summary of her attendance at the Medical Library Association 2017: MLA2017 – the Reprise:  […]

MLA 2016

Thank you MLGCSA for the wonderful opportunity to attend the 2016 MLA annual meeting in Toronto.  It exceeded all my expectations.  Because MLGSCA was able to provide me with funds to attend, I had a much easier time of requesting funds from my company, Fortis College, to cover the rest of the expenses. Some of […]

Society of Teachers for Family Medicine Conference

Tiffany Moxham received the MLGSCA Professional Development Award. Interested to see how she used it? Here is her account: The MLGSCA professional development grant allowed me to present at the Society of Teacher’s for Family Medicine’s [STFM] Medical Student Education conference in Phoenix.   My topic, “Librarian outreach to support retention and reward of community preceptors” garnished […]

2016 Joint Meeting Report

I want to thank the MLGSCA Awards Committee for selecting me for the Professional Development Award. It was used for the 2016 Joint Meeting at Stanford University. Many of you may know that I was the registration co-chair of the Joint Meeting along with Nita Mailander.  I recommended using Wild Apricot for membership and conference […]

Submit your poster or paper abstract for Joint Meeting 2016!

The 2016 NCNMLG & MLGSCA Joint Chapter Meeting Planning Committee is soliciting submissions for contributed papers, lightening talks, and posters for the upcoming meeting “In Tune with the Future through Vision, Visibility and Partnership” at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, CA, January 20 – 23, 2016. You can find more specific information on the NCNMLG website: […]

My Experience at MLA Austin

This year the MLGSCA professional scholarship award gave me the chance to experience firsthand the conference that is dedicated specifically for librarians in the Medical profession. I had heard many interesting stories and adventures from my mentor, Lisa Marks, and now I could fully take it in. While not a new comer to Library conferences, […]

Joint Meeting 2016 website live!

The 2016 Joint Meeting website is now live! Check back regularly for speakers and presenters, events, posters and papers, registration information and more!

Report from the Quint Chapter Meeting

This year’s Joint Meeting was a great success. It had excellent speakers and programs. Dr. Claire Pomeroy was the first plenary speaker and spoke about how to create a healthier world by addressing the social determinants of health. She said that we have a value problem in health, that there is a disconnect between cost […]

The “Write Stuff” at the Quint

The Writing Retreat at the Quint, sponsored by the South Central Chapter, was a fantastic experience! It was designed to give librarians time to work and get feedback on library research projects for future publication. The beautiful Anschutz Medical Center Library hosted the retreat from October 12-13. The library offered an array of comfy chairs, […]

A “Quint*Essential” Experience!!

Denver, Colorado was the site of the first Quint*Essential Meeting in October 2014. An MLGSCA Professional Development Award afforded me the opportunity to participate in this collaborative convergence of five MLA chapters. My interest in attending was two-fold: I served on the Planning Committee as Co-Chair of the Evaluation Committee, and was also a poster […]

MLA 2015 Poster/Paper submissions due 11/3

Don’t spend Halloween crafting your MLA Paper & Poster abstract –do it now! MLA’s Research Section will award prizes for the best research-based papers and posters.  Please check your submission to ensure that you have selected the type of research that best represents your work. Deadline for abstract submission by authors is Monday, November 3rd […]

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